Barcelona travel to the Estadio Vallecas on Wednesday evening to face Rayo Vallecano in the last-16 of the Copa Del Rey.
Barca needed extra time to overcome third tier Cornellain the previous roundbut bet365 price them at 11/25 (1.44) to win in 90 minutes in the Spanish capital on Wednesday.
Rayo had a six-match winning streak ended on Saturday by losing 3-1 at home to Mallorca on Saturday and Andoni Iraola’s side can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) , with the draw at 7/2 (4.50) .
Lionel Messi is availableafter serving a two-match suspension following his red card in the Spanish Super Cup andSergiRoberto could return, butGerard Pique, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho are all still out.
Rayo were missing five players with coronavirus at the weekend and are likely to be without an out-and-out striker for the game, while defender Emiliano Velazquez was injured against Mallorca and is unavailable.
Barca have kept clean sheets in seven of their last 10 away games in all competitions and should be well-fancied to do so again on Wednesday night.
Indeed, Rayo have often lacked a cutting edge in the final third this season and are likely to be missing some key attacking players, potentially furthering their struggles up front.
The side from the Spanish capital may sit fourth in the Segunda Division table but they have failed to score in eight of their 22 league games this season, and are likely to find it tough against a Barcelona team who have only conceded seven La Liga goals in 10 away matches.
Barca to keep a clean sheet is priced at 6/4 (2.50) and looks like an excellent option for the Blaugrana against second division opponents.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com